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Should Cysts Always Weep Even When Removed
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
I have always had boils. They are very painful. Once they drain the pain goes away, but I still have all the scars. How do I make them disappear?
Probably better: Your cyst was simply drained this time because it became infected and probably abscessed. This leaves a good portion of the capsule behind and the cyst will reform. It may become infected again so usually better to have removed completely once this infection resolves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for breast(1)to become swollen & tender with armpit cyst? My doctors refuse to drain them but they recur extremely often if they go away.
Perhaps see derm: Can't be certain from your description, but it sounds like you might have a dermatology condition called hydradenitis suppurituva, which involves recurrent cystic lesions in the armpits or groin or buttocks area. Depending on the diagnosis, there may be some medications or other treatment options available. ...Read more
Have sebaceous cysts in pubic area. Not painful, but getting larger. Have had for 2 years and does not seem to be going away. Should I be concerned?
Common: These are easily removed in a generalist's, dermatologist's or surgeon's office if they annoy you. ...Read more
Dr saying benign ova cyst all these yrs. now it is grow slightly i may need surgery and when open up could be ca. why did they wait ..............
Always uncertainty: In medicine, as in life, there is always uncertainty. A doctor is always trying to make the best guess with the info that he has, always subject to revision as more info is acquired. He told you that in light of new info, it COULD BE cancer, NOT that it was a cancer. Only a biopsy can tell for sure. They wait because you don't want to cut everywhere there is a bump, like whack-a-mole! ...Read more
I had 8 dermoid cyst removed from my ovaries. Could these cyst be the reason why i was not getting pregnant. They were large up to 8.5 cm.
Having pilar cysts removed from my scalp. Anything i can do to make sure they dont come back? If theyre gonna come back then this surgery is pointless
All possible STI/STD that cause new painless fluid filled genital bumps every week..? If I leave them alone, they don't quit growing in size. If popped, turns into a scab or open wound that still doesn't cause discomfort. Any/all possibilities?
It sounds like STD: see urologist for diagnosisGet a more detailed answer ›
Why do I sometimes develop whitish, smelly particles on my tonsils? Some can be removed, then they will be gone and return again.
Tonsil stones: Aka tonsilliths are calcified materials that form in the crevices of the tonsils, composed mainly of calcium, some phosphorus and ammonia(hence the odor--halitosis). The cause of this nuisance is unknown, but it is often considered harmless. Simple removal with a curette or oral irrigation is often adequate to get rid of them. If u r concerned/bothered by it, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
After one ganglion cyst aspiration, if the cyst is small should I still have it aspirated even though it's still there?
How small?: Depends on the size, location, and surgeon. If it's extremely small, it can be hard to get any fluid out, and may not be worth the pain of another aspiration. However, the surgeon who did the first aspiration may feel comfortable since he/she knows where it was the first time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have really painful cramping during periods after getting cysts removed from my ovary and fallopian tube? they were removed through c-section. And should i do a checkup every six months after to check for more cysts?
Possible: It is possible to have the cramping. It would be best for your to inform your DR of this and to follow their instructions about the f/up. ...Read more
I always use tampons and they never hurt but now they're painful to insert and remove. They dont hurt once inside though. Something wrong with vagina?
External irritation: Pain while inserting a tampon suggests inflammation or small abrasion of the tissue around the opening of the vagina, or it could be a mild infection of the Bartholin's glands, which are at the posterior edge of the opening. Vaginal tissue stretches and is flexible, whereas the residual hymen and vestibule are not & easily injured with sex, aggressive wiping, or straddle injury. ...Read more
8months old 2nd lobe piercings healed partially. But there are bumps around them and sometimes get bigger then pop n bleed with no puss n comes back.
Doctor can check: If the piercing has a friable spot (a spot that is not healing well, and is easy to start bleeding when irritated), that spot could bleed if one tries to put in or take out an earring. Bumps can also form if there is infection in the skin, or an allergic reaction to the earring's material. A primary care doctor or dermatologist can take a look. It's good to show the doctor an unbroken, new bump. ...Read more
What to do if i continue getting cysts on my ovaries even whenever one gets removed. They return! can I just get a hysterectomy?
Very specific: There are three major indications for tonsillectomy (these days). 1.) more than 3 to 4 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pus) tonsillitis. 2.) hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils leading to a sleep disorder. And 3.) rarely, food particles caught in the crypts (furrows) of the tonsils resulting in a very bad mouth odor that truly effects the person's quality of life. ...Read more
If I have had 4 breast mass removals but none cancerous, (fibroadenomas), could i just get all breast tissue removed so it doesn't happen again?
Advise: To have a total mastectomy for benign process might be too much. I offer prophylactic mastectomies to women that are a high risk of breast due to family history, personal history, or who have positive genetic testing. Having fibroadenomas does not increase your risk of developing breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your doctor: Different doctors make different recommendations depending on the complexity of the surgery and their training. Most likely the answer is 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Usually not: Depends on location and size. Ability to have good local anesthesia makes pain a minimum problem. Like at the dentist, once the tooth is anesthetized, he may work on it without pain. Feelings of pulling or pressure may remain, but not actual pain. ...Read more
Cyst Removal: I assume you are talking about a cyst under the skin somewhere. Yes, it hurts. But not badly. We use lidocaine to numb the area so you get a couple of shots with a small sharp needle. That is the only pain you feel. We then remove the cyst and sew up the skin. It will be sore for a few days. ...Read more
Depends: Depends where the cyst is located, what kind of cyst it is and how much it bothers you. You should have this evaluated by a physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Is it possible for a body to absorb a cyst suddenly without a trace thats been there for quite awhile? It was removed once before, but returned and was there for two years until a couple of days ago.
It'll come back: A cyst is a bag of fluid. These are usually not painful. There is typically an underlying injury (in the knee) that caused the cyst to form initially, so removing the cyst without treating the cause will only lead to the cyst coming back. ...Read more
No: All ovaries have cysts, they're the remnants of egg production. Relax. Pcos is different. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: If the cyst is not changing in size, and not causing any pain, they can be left alone. Some people have trouble with them becoming infected, or growing. In rare cases, there have been reports of small cancers in the gland hidden by the cyst, so if it is changing in size, it needs to be removed. ...Read more
Depend: Location and size often dictate the costs of skin cyst removal. It is usually not too expensive when easily accessed just under skin, would need to see the specific site and your doctor can provide an exact estimate of the costs. Insurance often covers these as abnormal lesions. ...Read more
Depends on size: It is probably best to see a plastic surgeon to anything removed from your face. Small cysts may disappear on there own. ...Read more
Can't say: I am sorry but there isn't a way to answer that question with the information provided. Type of cyst, size of cyst, location, etc would all need to be taken into account. It would be best to ask the physician / surgeon who will be performing the procedure. ...Read more
Surgery: It depends on different things - the number of cysts, their dimensions, location, attachment to neighboring structures, local anatomy. Some may be easily removed via laparascopic intervention with minimal bleeding and complications, whereas other may require larger incisions and more invasive approach. ...Read more
Check with your Peds: I would visit your pediatrician to take a look and make a decision. Pediatric urologist might also help to diagnose if there is no abnormality with the urinary system, often confused with the umbilical cyst ( something called urachal cyst). ...Read more
Big....Really big.: There are many many types of cysts. Cysts of the skin, kidney, ovary, scrotal contents, etc. They can grow to enormous size and weigh several hundred lbs. 15 cm is large for a skin cyst but nothing compared to those you can find on google. ...Read more
Yes: Go right ahead, unless there's some limitation on your movement or you required medication to sedate you before the procedure. ...Read more
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